The International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) was founded during the 41st Session of the ISI in 1977, as a Section of the ISI.


Since 1977


IASC: International Association for Statistical Computing

The connection between statistics and computer science is intertwined in our daily lives.

The International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) was founded during the 41st Session of the ISI in 1977, as a Section of the ISI.
The Association is affiliated with the International Federation of Information Processing Societies (IFIP).

The objectives of IASC are to foster world-wide interest in effective statistical computing, and to exchange technical knowledge through international contacts and meetings between statisticians, computing professionals, organizations, institutions, governments and the general public.

The IASC pursues its objectives with special attention to developing countries. It promotes collaborative efforts within international, national, regional and other organizations and institutions having similar aims; it fosters evaluations of statistical computing techniques and programs and facilitates the exchange of computer programmes and meetings, particularly in conjunction with sessions of the ISI.

The IASC publishes the journal Computational Statistics & Data Analysis and organises its own Conferences (IASC World Conferences, COMPSTAT in Europe, ARS Conferences on Statistical Computing in Asia) and Summer Schools as well as sections of the ISI Conferences.

Executive Committee & Members

Executive Committee

President: Christophe Croux (France) (See picture)
President-Elect: Chun-houh Chen (Taiwan)
Past-President: Jürgen Symanzik (USA)
Scientific Secretary: Gentiane Haesbroeck (Belgium)
Treasurer: Sugnet Lubbe (South Africa)
Webmaster Kosuke Okusa (Japan)
Executive Director: Conchita Kleijweg (Netherlands, Ex officio)
ARS Chairperson: Ray-Bing Chen (Taiwan, Ex officio)
ERS Chairperson: Maria Brigida Ferraro (Italy, Ex officio)
LARS Chairperson Verónica A. González-López (Brazil, Ex officio)
Other Members

Ying Chen (Singapore)
Rosaria Lombardo (Italy)
Karel Hron (Czech Republic)
Francisco Louzada (Brazil)
Natalia Da Silva (Uruguay)
Tomokazu Fujino (Japan)
Zdenek Hlavka (Czech Republic)
Monday Adenomon (Nigeria)
Luis Firinguetti (Chile)
Stefan Van Aelst (Belgium)

3rd Physical Symposium of the IASC African Members Group

The 3rd physical symposium of the IASC African Members Group held in Nigeria with the theme: Application of Computational Statistics in Industry and Academia using R language was supported by the IASC with the sum of 1500 USD.

+ Data manipulation with R
+ Regression and Correlation analysis
+ ANOVA: One-way, Two-way, Factorial Design
+ Describe the Key Elements of the SMART Methodology for Nutrition Surveys
+ ENA, the Software Analytical Program Recommended by SMART for Nutrition Assessments

+ Importance of the Standardization Test and the Plausibility Check to Ensure the Quality of the Data

+ Real life discussions with participants to provide mentorship service for their respective projects.

+ Department of Statistics, Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State.
+ Bioinformatics Lab, CGEB, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.
+ Department of Statistics, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State.

Awarded: IASC-LARS Best Paper Award 2022

Felipe Grillo Pinheiro (Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Paper: Covariance Selection in Phenotypic Trait Evolution Models

In 1977 when the IASC was founded, statistical computing was in its infancy. Now it is a standard skill for every statistics student. But challenges from the growing field of data science keep coming, and development of smart algorithms well founded in statistical knowledge remains crucial. — Christophe Croux, President, IASC